Sunday, April 21, 2024

All about the Arch grounds competition (Saint Louis MO)


Here in St Louis, Missouri USA, the community has been watching for several months as the competition has unfolded to redesign the grounds around the Gateway Arch, the Saarinen-designed landmark. The victorious team recently named is headed by landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Assoc. of Brooklyn NY. While the Arch with the museums and other attractions connected to it is a major attraction of the city and has a picturesque riverfront location, the area needs a revamp to make it more cohesive – to tie it in better with the rest of the city and as a multifaceted destination, and give it more coherence in terms of its appearance and visitor flow. The goal is to have the project completed in 2015, but fundraising is not yet complete.

More info:
City Arch River competition website
St Louis Post-Dispatch stories and videos

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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